The Home Buying Process | Steve Johnston, Reece & Nichols Realtors
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The Home Buying Process


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Are you considering buying a home? The process is easy, especially with an experienced ReeceNichols agent by your side to guide you through the entire process.

Contact your ReeceNichols agent

Contact your ReeceNichols agent to discuss your wants, needs and timeline.

Determine how much house you can afford

At the same time, your ReeceNichols agent can put you in touch with a HomeServices Lending loan officer for a free pre-approval. Knowing you’re pre-approved not only helps you narrow your search, but also shows sellers your motivation.

Set up a Home Match account

With the help of your ReeceNichols agent or on your own, set up a custom Home Match account to begin researching available homes in your desired community.

Preview Homes

Your ReeceNichols agent can set up showings of potential homes. ReeceNichols also hosts a special Open House Celebration weekend each month, giving you the chance to view hundreds of open houses over the course of one weekend.

Visit the community

Moving to a new area means a new grocery store, restaurants, parks and even a new commute to work – a lifestyle change. Visit your selected community to get a feel for the area. Doing a trial commute to work can even help narrow down homes of interest.

Make an Offer

Once you’ve found the one, your ReeceNichols agent will prepare the offer to purchase and review all the details.

Negotiate the Offer

After the contract is submitted, your agent will use their expertise to negotiate the purchase of the home and continue to communicate with you every step of the way.

Finalize the contract and mortgage paperwork

Now that the seller has agreed to all of the terms, the paperwork, inspections and mortgage will be finalized. Begin packing and planning for moving day!

Closing Day

Your agent will be by your side on closing day as you sign the paperwork to purchase your new home.

Move in!

It’s time to make your house a home with your own personal touches and memories.

Never Finished

Your agent and ReeceNichols are never finished. While your home purchase is complete, your agent remains a continued resource for home related questions.


Contact a ReeceNichols agenttoday to begin your journey!